Over The Cannes Transom: 13 Films Takes Int’l On ‘Very Good Girls’; ‘Belle And Sebastian’ Acquired By Film Movement; Spotlight Falls On Checkov-Inspired ‘Days And Nights’; Stellan Skarsgård Boards ‘Long Ships’; More

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13 Films will be repping international sales on Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls for Herrick Entertainment, the film and stage financing division of investment firm The Herrick Company, Inc. Pic stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as two girls determined to lose their virginity before college who fall for the same guy. Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Clark Gregg, Peter Skaarsgard, and Ellen Barkin also star in Foner’s directorial debut which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Tribeca Film has domestic rights and is releasing the film stateside in June on VOD and in theaters July 25. Norton Herrick, Michael London, Janice Williams and Mary Jane Skalski are producers and Hawk Koch, Gale Anne Hurd, Peter D. Graves and Lee Clay exec produced the pic.

NY-based Film Movement has acquired Belle and Sebastian (Belle et Sébastien), director Nicolas Vanier’s adaptation of the classic French tale about a young boy, his sheepdog, and their friendship in the chaos of WWII. Pic has already scored almost $23M at the French box office, thanks in part to the region’s familiarity with the property which was first created as a 1960s television series. Film Movement snapped up U.S. rights to the PG family pic as part of its strategy to broaden distribution offerings. Film Movement’s Adley Garterstein negotiated the deal with Gaumont’s Yohann Comte. The company recently picked up Berlin Silver Bear-winner Stations of the Cross. (more…)

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